23.08.23 – Keyless Car Thefts, Hanley PSP Order
Written by Hitmix Local News on 22 August 2023
Staffordshire Police are reminding drivers of keyless cars and vans to ensure their vehicles are kept secure at all times. It comes following two recent keyless thefts in Newcastle-under-Lyme
Inspector James Howard, of the Newcastle local policing team, said: “If you have a keyless vehicle, consider purchasing a key security pouch (also known as a Faraday pouch) to keep your car entry devices in while inside the house. These block the ability of thieves to access the key signal. Always check your car doors have locked after pressing your key fob. Park in a garage if possible, or another secure area, where it is difficult to get the car out if accessed, and think about using a steering wheel lock.”
If you are a victim of keyless vehicle theft, contact Staffordshire Police on 101 or in an emergency, dial 999.
You can also message us through our Live Chat function on our website – www.staffordshire.police.uk.
For more guidance on how to keep your vehicles safe, visit: Keeping vehicles safe
Residents, businesses and customers of Hanley city centre are being urged to have their say on a Public Space Protection Order currently in operation.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council has launched a consultation to give residents the opportunity to express their views and any concerns with regards to antisocial behaviour within the city centre. The consultation will run until next Monday 28 August.